1. Go Green
Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with entertainment across the city. After the iconic Chicago River dyeing Saturday, stay downtown for the 68th annual Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade. You’ll find revelers at both ends of the city Sunday at the South Side Irish Parade and Northwest Side Irish Parade.
Details for Chicago River dyeing: 10 a.m. Saturday along the Chicago River between State Street and Columbus Drive. Free / MAP
Details for the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 12:30 p.m. Saturday along Columbus Drive between Balbo and Monroe drives. Free / MAP
Details for the South Side Irish Parade: noon Sunday along Western Avenue from 103rd to 115th Street. Free / MAP
Details for the Northwest Side Irish Parade: noon Sunday. Parade kicks off at Neola Avenue and Raven Street before moving north along Northwest Highway. Free / MAP
The Chicago European Union Film Festival is back with 24 films from 23 nations. The lineup includes several debuts, as well as award winners from the Berlin, Locarno, Sundance and Toronto film festivals.
Details: Times vary through March 31 at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St. $13 general admission; $8 students; $6 members / MAP
More than 50 women-owned businesses will be on display at the International Women’s Day Market, where you can sip and snack while shopping home goods, art, jewelry and more.
Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Artifact Events, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave. Free admission / MAP
Explore the connection between magic and medicine at “Physician Magician,” the new show from neonatologist, professor and magician Ricardo Rosenkranz. Performances are available in English and Spanish. Learn more in our “Latino Voices” conversation.
Details: Times vary through April 2 at the Rhapsody Theater, 1328 W. Morse Ave. $25-75 / MAP
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Chicago with new and classic works, including the renowned “Revelations.” Created in 1960, the choreography has been performed for generations of fans across the globe.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive. $40-125 / MAP
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